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gyrfalcon or peregrine (1 Viewer)

norbirder

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Norway
Hi there,

Found this 1cy bird in the south of Norway. In the field it looked heavy in flight and "felt" like a gyrfalcon, but seeing the photos gives me a pause. Is this just a 1cy peregrine (the more common of the two here)?

Best regards,
RL
 

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Ratal

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Plus kf you look at the feet of your bird, you can just see a blueish grey toe. That's Juv Gyr Falcon as Peregrines are distinct yellow.
 

norbirder

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Norway
Despite my inital feeling that it was a 1cy gyrfalcon, I agreed with Prestdj that the mustache and facepattern looked more peregrine. However, since you guys (and a few others) have all agreed on Gyr, I'm good with that.

Thanks again!
 

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